Basic hygiene is the best thing you can do to keep yourself safe from coronavirus, according to a doctor of infectious diseases.
The respiratory illness coronavirus is fastly spreading through its origin country of China, fear is spreading like a fire over the web and through social media. With five confirmed cases of coronavirus in the US (Tuesday, Jan. 28), we are exploring how likely it is for Americans — especially those who have not recently traveled to China to contract the new strain of coronavirus.
Dr. Tom Moorcroft, an osteopathic physician focused on this coronavirus infectious disease, and discuss the current risk of becoming infected with coronavirus, and also how to protect yourself and how to stay informed using best masks for coronavirus.
How likely are you to get the coronavirus?
Right now, the risk of coronavirus is low for Americans but there’s a need for mass hysteria as it’s such a low risk at the moment but later on can spread if people will take necessary precautions.
Should Americans be worried about the coronavirus?
Right now, there is no confirmed human-to-human transmission in the US, and World Health Organization is working quickly to ensure it stays that way. The investigation and precaution efforts are full-force, from airport entry through screenings and travel restrictions to keeping patients in isolation.
How to protect yourself from the coronavirus
The coronavirus is evacuating through respiratory vapor, such as when someone sneezes into the air around you. Influenza viruses also spread this way.
Some of the necessary precaution tips are as follow:
- Wash your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains alcohol.
- Sneeze and cough into tissues. If you get spit on your skin, clean it off right away.
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and having high fever.
- Stay at home when you’re sick.
- Regularly clean surfaces to keep yourself from germs.